New Website Dedicated to NT Scholar Father Raymond Brown

| August 11, 2013

Mark Goodacre passed along this note about a new website dedicated to Father Brown. Check it out. I also recommend going to that part of the site that includes several PDFs of Brown’s work. He was a major force in NT scholarship and Jesus studies. Technorati Tags: Brown, Jesus, New Testament, Raymond, Virgin Birth

Is the Virgin Birth Based on a Mistranslation?

| December 20, 2012

That’s the subject of the most recent podcast episode of Mark Goodacre’s NT Pod. As Naked Bible readers may know, my own answer is no. Professor Goodacre (Duke University) agrees. Have a listen! Technorati Tags: almah, birth, Jesus, Mary, parthenos, Stavrakopolou, translation, virgin

Focus on Fornication

| April 21, 2010

I’ll admit up front that I never thought I’d post on this subject, but it was brought to mind recently by a request I had via email to comment on the meaning of “fornication” (Greek: porneia). The question was put in the context of how some Christians have gotten the notion that there is no […]

Video of Virgin Birth Talk Uploaded

| December 27, 2009

I uploaded the previous talk I did at church on Wisdom, so here is the most recent one on the virgin birth: Class 3 – Jesus & The Old Testament – Michael Heiser – December 20, 2009 from Grace Church Bellingham on Vimeo. Technorati Tags: almah, betulah, Isaiah 7:14, Virgin Birth

The Almah of Isaiah 7:14

| December 15, 2009

What follows is the text (pre-edit) of an article I’ve written for Logos’ print magazine, Bible Study Magazine. †I thought it was worth a post at this time of year. ————— The Almah of Isaiah 7:14óVirgin or Not? The prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 is among the most well-known passages in the book of Isaiah. Itís […]